Mandarin-Speaking Children’s Speech Recognition: Developmental Changes in the Influences of Semantic Context and F0 Contours

@inproceedings{Zhou2017MandarinSpeakingCS,
  title={Mandarin-Speaking Children’s Speech Recognition: Developmental Changes in the Influences of Semantic Context and F0 Contours},
  author={Hong Zhou and Yu Li and Meng Liang and Connie Qun Guan and Linjun Zhang and Hua Shu and Yang Zhang},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2017}
}
The goal of this developmental speech perception study was to assess whether and how age group modulated the influences of high-level semantic context and low-level fundamental frequency (F0) contours on the recognition of Mandarin speech by elementary and middle-school-aged children in quiet and interference backgrounds. The results revealed different patterns for semantic and F0 information. One the one hand, age group modulated significantly the use of F0 contours, indicating that elementary… CONTINUE READING
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